South Africa, Lesotho
|Day 1||Depart from Johannesburg and drive to Lesotho on long stretches of quiet roads, passing through small Free State towns. Refuel and refresh in Senekal. Arrive at Maseru, Lesotho, and check into the Avani Hotel Lesotho.||420||Avani Hotel Lesotho|
|Day 2||Drive through the capital city, Maseru, and venture into the mountains. Observe the traditional Basutho huts, women washing clothes in rivers, and shepherds herding cattle. Arrive at Semonkong Lodge and explore the local trading post. Drive to Maletsunyane Falls and hike down for a better view. Return to Semonkong Lodge for lunch, then drive back to Maseru.||230||Semonkong Lodge|
|Day 3||Depart Maseru via the Maseru Bridge border and drive to Ficksburg, then to Clarens and Golden Gate National Park. Reflect on the slower pace of life in Lesotho and the bucolic way of life experienced during the trip.||218||Golden Gate National Park|
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